A deadly 24 hours in the city has puzzled investigators, who find themselves trying to understand what led to a spate of as many as four killings.
There were no quick answers to stopping the homicides. Deputy Chief Tim Foley of the Indianapolis Police Department said that while officers can work closely with neighborhood groups to deter some crimes, murders are impossible to predict.
“When I was a kid … people punched each other in the nose,” Foley said. “They don’t do that anymore. They pull guns and shoot each other.”
It's an election year so look for the blame game to begin soon. Republicans will blame Sheriff Anderson and Mayor Peterson for a failure of law enforcement. And Democrats will blame Marion Co. Prosecutor Carl Brizzi for a failure of prosecuting enough criminals and keeping them off the streets.